City seeks feedback on new skate parks in Bendigo and Kangaroo Flat

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The City of Greater Bendigo has commenced planning for the development of new skate parks at Ewing Park, Harcourt Street, Bendigo and Cooks Reserve, corner of Browning and High Streets Kangaroo Flat and is seeking feedback from members of the community.

City of Greater Bendigo Active and Healthy Lifestyles Manager, Lincoln Fitzgerald said that the Bendigo Skate Park at McIvor Road is in poor condition and is not meeting the expectations of skate park users.

“The City has provided funding to redesign the Bendigo Skate Park, and after reviewing a number of possible alternative sites in and around the CBD we have identified Ewing Park as a suitable alternative location” Mr Fitzgerald said.

“Location is a major factor in the long-term success of a skate park. Ewing Park is considered a great site because it is in a highly visible area, is close to main roads and public transport and other amenities such as walking and cycling paths, and other recreation spaces.”

City has also reviewed a number of possible sites for a new skate park in Kangaroo Flat and has identified the Cooks Reserve as a suitable location.

“Cooks Reserve is located in a highly visible area. It’s also close to the new Gurri Wanyarra Wellbeing Centre, Gateway Park, walking and cycling paths, public transport and other amenities such as shops and car parking.

“I encourage members of the community to have their say on the two projects at listening posts which will take place from 4pm to 5.30pm on Monday April 16 at Ewing Park and on Tuesday April 17 at Cooks Reserve.

“Residents can also provide their feedback by completing an online form on the City’s web page at by email to [email protected] or by phoning Jo Mason at the City on 5434 6000 by April 20, 2018.

“Once all feedback has been received and considered, the location will be finalised and a designated designer will be appointed. The design process will consider the community feedback and incorporate it into the design where possible. Funding for the construction of these new facilities is subject to budget approval, and is likely to be staged over several years.”

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